London trio Skinny Girl Diet dropped their new LP, Heavy Flow, just yesterday and now have offered up a visual for the song “Okay” we cannot get enough of. The track has touchstones of early ’90s grunge, Nirvana, Courtney Love/Hole without sounding generic or derivative. You grab a copy of the album on vinyl here.
“Windows Down” was the last song I completed for the ‘Wishful Thinking’ EP and it was also created the quickest, as I only spent a few days on it when normally tracks take me a few weeks to finalize. I tried to make all the other EP songs have gradual growth and transitions, but with “Windows Down” I just wanted to create a mood and let it ride out. I thought people might not like it because of the different approach, but it’s turned out to be the song people are liking the most!”– Christian Gunning aka Shelf Nunny
Recently, we were introduced to the wonderful Wishful Thinking EP from Seattle-based electronic musician Christian Gunning, known under the alias Shelf Nunny, released earlier this year via Hush Hush Records. The collection of four songs takes the listener on a brilliant journey, sonically interpreting all of the delicate beauty the world holds, with EP opener “Windows Down” setting the tone. The track has a indescribable child-like innocence permeating through every twinkling note. The visual, brought about by several of his friends in Santa Cruz, brings the song’s emotions to life, utilizing simple animation and sea monsters telling a story reminiscent of the timeless classic Where the Wild Things Are. It serves as a bookend to the EP for Gunning, who is already nearly done with a follow-up. Watch below.
This week, St. Paul & The Broken Bones are they releasing their sophomore LP, Sea Of Noise on RECORDS, and to celebrate, they’ve also shared a new video for “All I Ever Wonder“. We’ve been lucky enough to produce and promote multiple shows for St. Paul & The Broken Bones here in Indianapolis, and the band just seems to get better with every tour through. They make their annual pilgrimage to Indianapolis this October 30th. Check out the new video below…
Raised on Gospel, California’s Ethan Burns sounds completely natural exploding through the speakers with his full-bodied take on soul in track “Homeward.” His strength is in the gritty realness of his voice and after just a few notes you know he is the real deal. The song has a wondering quality about it searching for answers about love lost. The video, directed by Matt Wignall, for it visualizes this superbly showing Ethan roaming in a car across the desert as grainy, retro-feeling motifs of California landscapes and presumably the woman he lost flip by. The song will appear on Burns’ debut EP, 22 Knots, expected later this year through Fairfax Recordings. Watch below.
Mark Pritchard and Thom Yorke might have just dropped the video of the year for their collaboration “Beautiful People” off Pritchard’s Under The Sun album out tomorrow and available for purchase via Warp. The visual by Polish filmmaker Michał Marczak for their collaboration “Beautiful People” initially premiered at Sundance and is absolutely stunning. It follows a man in the mountains with a hologram of Yorke’s face wandering in isolation as the laws of physics are defied. We have watched this several times and can’t stop.
Mystère, the sophomore LP from French collective La Femme is just a few short days from release on September 2nd through Disque Pointu. Appropriately, before then, they have shared the song “Septembre” off the album along with a wistful, grainy video featuring the track’s vocalist Angela Hureau enjoying sunshine on the beach. It should bring out all sorts of nostalgia those of us in the States as we get ready to bid farewell to the summer of 2016 unofficially with Labor Day this upcoming weekend. The album is available for purchase here and be sure to grab a listen of the previously revealed “Où va le monde” and “Sphynx.”
Ultimate Painting are just one of the bands that always seems to hit the spot no matter what our mood is and their latest offering is no different. “Song for Brian Jones” latest single for the London band’s upcoming third album, Dusk, out on September 30th via Trouble In Mind Records. The song draws from elements of psychedelia, Britpop, and Velvet Underground-esque art rock coming together to form a malaise groove carried throughout. We can’t help but be reminded very subtly of the general mood conveyed in The Dandy Warhol’s “Sleep” as well. The song comes along with a beautiful video visualizing the earthy tones felt in the track. Find it below and the previously heard “Bills” here.